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Food budget-family of4- 10 days-Oaxaca & Mexico City?

Food budget-family of4- 10 days-Oaxaca & Mexico City?

Old Jul 26th, 2004, 09:13 AM
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Food budget-family of4- 10 days-Oaxaca & Mexico City?

We--husband wife--2 grown sons--will spend 3 days in Mexico City and 7 days in Oaxaca City. We're trying to set up a budget for food and entertainment. Yes, this is very general request. How have people found expenses in this area? We are not 4 star diners. Just good quality food
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I can only speak to you about Oaxaca, but food is very reasonable and of good quality. There are numerous nice/fancy restaurants that will set you back $10 -15 per person for the mid - day meal; a few suggestions are El Naranjo, Las Quince Letras, El Catedral and Maria la Bonita. There are also many cafes in the zocalo (town square) that serve meals and drinks, but I try to avoid these places for meals, as they can be touristy and pricey. There are several markets that serve cheap food for the adventurous. And Oaxaca has a unique tradition of selling meats and having grills available for cooking. there are also salsa, guacamole y tortilla vendors nearby also. Spanish would help in this case. There are two wonderful hole in the walls that serve great "comida tipica" at cheap prices; one is Tacos Alvaro at the corner of Porfirio Diaz and Quetzalcoat (about 6 blocks up from the zocalo) This place is only open at night, but the tacos and tostadas are the best! The other place is a tiny "soup" shop of of the zocalo by the post office. I think it says "pozole y tacos" on the sign and they too only are open after 7 or 8 in the evening. Don't let the size or heat dissuade you from having a wonderful meal. Finally, you need to sample the traditional nieves at the church of La Soledad. these are fresh sorbets that are sold all over , but here is where one can relax in the shade and have a cooll treat. Enjoy! Oaxaca is a wonderful city full of energy and unique sites.
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Whats you budget for Mexico City for food and entertaiment?, considering that the exchange rate benefits you a lot 11.35 pesos per 1 USD. You can fin all types of enterteiment in Mexico City, maybe the fine arts palace (Bellas Artes), National Auditorium (Auditorio Nacional) that host a lot of concerts. It would be good to know your interest.

Regarding food you could have a great lunch or dinner in a good restaurant for 20-30 dlls a head. Then again, whats your estimate?
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My family ate in fabulous, up-scale restaurants in MC last spring for about $20 per person, including drinks. We could have done it for much less but we were splurging a bit. Have a great time!
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